Most new device launches go the same way: usually the press gets review units before they’re widely available, and we get to use them for a few days -or a week if we’re lucky- as we work on our review.

Then press day arrives. The embargo on media coverage lifts, and everyone posts their reviews and videos at the same time. It’s a huge frenzy, commenters go nuts, and it’s a giant explosion of frantic opinion-sharing activity.

For about … a day. And then it all goes away. Sure, there’s followup coverage as people find bugs and hidden features, but after that initial blast, not many people revisit the device to see how it feels a few months later, because everyone’s already focused on the next big deal coming down the pipe.

So let’s do something about that. Let’s see how we feel about devices when they’re not shiny and new anymore. This is After The Buzz.


Google’s Nexus series is always a bit different from the rest of the handsets on the market. They always seem to be exempt from the rules all other Android smartphones adhere to, especially in how they tend to age.

Specifications always seem less important on Nexus devices; software updates come dramatically faster to Google’s own devices; and last year, the Nexus 5 came with its very own Google Now-centric experience, setting it even further apart from run-of-the-mill Android phones.

So how well has the Nexus 5 held up over its five months on the market? Is it still as lustrous today as it was back in November? Has it aged like a fine wine, or rather flattened like a bad home brew? We take a look in this episode of the After The Buzz series! Check it out and tell us in the comments below how you feel about the Nexus 5 now, compared to when it first launched!

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